Gender: Male
Origin: English
Meaning: Descendant Of The Ancestor
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The name Oliver means Descendant Of The Ancestor and is of English origin. Oliver is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for boys.

Contrary to popular belief, the Oliver has nothing to do with the olive tree. The name Oliver is derived from the old Norse name √Āleifr, meaning "ancestor's descendant." The most common nickname for Oliver is Ollie. Other nicknames include Ol and Oly.

Famous Olivers include director Oliver Stone and actors Oliver Hardy, Oliver Platt, Oliver Reed, and Oliver Hudson. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was an American Supreme Court Justice and Oliver Cromwell was a famous British military leader and politician. Both Oliver North (general) and Oliver Hazard
Perry (commodore) were famous American military leaders. Jamie Oliver is a famous British chef.

Oliver is also an English musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist.

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checkmark Oliver is currently #2 on the Baby Names popularity charts
checkmark Oliver is currently #5 in U.S. births
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Songs about Oliver

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Oliver Twisted - The Vaselines
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello